Printer properties (driver)

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Printer properties (driver)

Printer properties control the printer. You can change the default settings, such as media size
and type, printing multiple pages on a single sheet of media (N-up printing), resolution,
and watermarks. You can access the printer properties in the following ways:

Through the software application that you are using to print. This only changes the settings
for the current software application.

Through the Windows

®

operating system. This changes the default settings for all future

print jobs.

Note

Because many software applications use a different method of accessing the printer properties,

the following section describes the most common methods used in Windows 98, 2000, Millennium,

and Windows XP.

To only change the settings for the current software application

Note

Although the steps can vary between software applications, this is the most common method.

1

From the

File menu in the software application, click Print.

2

On the

Print dialog, click Properties.

3

Change the settings, and click

OK.

To change the default settings for all future print jobs in Windows 98, 2000,

and Millennium

1

In the Windows system tray, click

Start, select Settings, and click Printers.

2

Right-click the HP LaserJet 1010 series printer icon.

3

Click

Properties, (in Windows 2000, you can also click Printing Preferences).

4

Change the settings, and click

OK.

Note

In Windows 2000, many of these features are available from the

Printing Preferences menu.

To change the default settings for all future print jobs in Windows XP

1

In the Windows system tray, click

Start, and click Control Panel.

2

Double-click

Printers and Other Hardware.

3

Click

Printers and Faxes.

4

Right-click the HP LaserJet 1010 series printer icon.

5

Click

Properties, or click Printing Preferences.

6

Change the settings, and click

OK.

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